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July 2018

Francisco Mejia, left, his brother Juan, right, and their cousin Venancio Mejia, all members of St. Patrick Parish in Fremont, perform at last year’s Hispanic Congress in Omaha as part of the band Iluminacion Divina. Music also will be part of this year’s congress July 28-29 at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha. PHOTO BY JOE RUFF/STAFF

Hispanic Congress to celebrate faith, family

Meeting together as one family, united and growing in faith.

MORRIS-Maryann A.

MORRIS-Maryann A., 90. Funeral Mass July 9 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Daniel; parents, Agnes and William James Schneiderwind; sister, Katherine Hibbison.

Al Avila talks June 28 about how ChristLife sessions inspired him to place his San Damiano crucifix, a gift about two years ago from his wife, on his desk at work as a quiet way to evangelize. PHOTO BY JOE RUFF/STAFF

ChristLife spurs faith-sharing efforts

To some Catholics, evangelization is a scary word. 
But for Christ the King parishioner Al Avila, evangelization can be as simple as exhibiting joyful, patient, honest, caring behavior at work and showing outward signs of one’s Christianity.


FRIEND-Mary A., 90. Funeral Mass July 10 at St. Columbkille Church, Papillion. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by husband, John W. Friend; daughter, Susan Hagemann; granddaughter, Melody Willits; grandson, Cole Willits.

Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses Jace Sindelar, held by his mother, Tara Sindelar of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Howells, after the 125th anniversary Mass June 24 for St. John Nepomucene Parish, also in Howells. PHOTO BY KEVIN GALL

Howells parish celebrates 125 years of faith, fellowship

Elsie Konsel, 89, helped clean the sacristy, organize volunteers and made a favorite Czech pastry – kolaches – with two other women to help St. John Nepomucene Parish in Howells celebrate its 125th anniversary with a June 24 Mass and noon meal.


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